22 days in Thailand, Siem Reap & Phnom Penh Itinerary

22 days in Thailand, Siem Reap & Phnom Penh Itinerary

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22 days in Thailand, Siem Reap & Phnom Penh Itinerary

Start: Warsaw, Poland
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Phitsanulok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
3
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  11 h 30 min
5
Ko Chang Tai, Thailand
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h
6
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Warsaw, Poland

3
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, then shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok road trip planner .

Warsaw, Poland to Bangkok is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Warsaw in December, with highs in Bangkok at 36°C and lows at 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Phitsanulok.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

4
nights
Phitsanulok, Thailand

Phitsanulok ©
Phitsanulok is rarely seen as a vacation highlight, but rather a stop on the way to popular attractions in the north.
Explore Phitsanulok's surroundings by going to Sukhothai (Wat Si Chum, Sukhothai Historical Park, &more). Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Sgt. Maj. Thawee Folk Museum, make a trip to Phitsanulok Railway Station, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Phra Si Ratana Temple (Wat Yai).

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Phitsanulok trip website.

Traveling by car from Bangkok to Phitsanulok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bangkok in December since evenings lows in Phitsanulok dip to 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phitsanulok

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sukhothai
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Phra Si Ratana Temple (Wat Yai) ©
Phra Si Ratana Temple (Wat Yai)
Sukhothai Historical Park ©
Sukhothai Historical Park
Si Satchanalai Historical Park ©
Si Satchanalai Historical Park

3
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Siem Reap online route planner.

Explore your travel options from Phitsanulok to Siem Reap with the Route module. December in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Spas
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

3
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©
On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, then take an in-depth tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Phnom Penh trip website.

Traveling by flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ko Chang Tai.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

6
nights
Ko Chang Tai, Thailand

Ko Chang Tai ©
Take a break from Ko Chang Tai with a short trip to Black Sand Beach in Laem Ngop, about 1h 20 min away.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Ko Chang Tai journey builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Phnom Penh to Ko Chang Tai. December in Ko Chang Tai sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Chang Tai

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ko Chang, Black Sand Beach
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Khlong Prao Beach ©
Khlong Prao Beach
Klong Plu Waterfall ©
Klong Plu Waterfall
Ko Yuak ©
Ko Yuak

1
night
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ko Chang Tai to Bangkok. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Neighborhoods Shopping
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Khaosan Road ©
Khaosan Road

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